22 Oei Tiong Ham Park / AR43 Architects

01:00 - 4 May, 2012
22 Oei Tiong Ham Park / AR43 Architects, © Albert Lim KS
© Albert Lim KS
  • Architects

  • Location

    22 OeiTiong Ham Park, Singapore
  • Design Team

    Lim Cheng Kooi
  • Builder

    Bestec
  • Construction

    Pte Ltd
  • Site Area

    1203 m2
  • Photographs

© Albert Lim KS © Albert Lim KS © Albert Lim KS © Albert Lim KS +17

The House Box In Koukaki / Sofia Tsiraki

01:00 - 4 May, 2012
The House Box In Koukaki / Sofia Tsiraki
  • Architects

  • Location

    Athens, Greece
  • Architect in Charge

    Sofia Tsiraki
  • Structural Engineers

    Kostas Poluxronopoulos (Xroneas-Pagonis-Kinatos)
  • Mechanical Engineers

    George Christofilis
  • Consultant

    Tassos Biris
  • Area

    250.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011

The House Box In Koukaki / Sofia Tsiraki The House Box In Koukaki / Sofia Tsiraki The House Box In Koukaki / Sofia Tsiraki The House Box In Koukaki / Sofia Tsiraki +23

Genius Loci / Bates Masi Architects

01:00 - 4 May, 2012
Genius Loci / Bates Masi Architects, © Michael Moran
© Michael Moran
  • Architects

  • Location

    Montauk, Nueva York, EEUU
  • Interior Design

    Bates Masi + Architects w/ Victoria Pryor
  • Landscape Design

    Bates Masi + Architects
  • Custom Furniture

    Bates Masi + Architects
  • Structural Engineer

    Steven L. Maresca
  • Square Footage

    7.000 sqft
  • Builder

    Davis Builders Inc.
  • Photographs

© Michael Moran © Michael Moran © Michael Moran © Michael Moran +16

House of Maple / Edward Suzuki Associates

01:00 - 4 May, 2012
House of Maple / Edward Suzuki Associates, © Yasuhiro Nukamura
© Yasuhiro Nukamura
  • Architects

  • Location

    Karuizawa, Kitasaku District, Nagano Prefecture, Japan
  • Architects in Charge

    Edward Suzuki, Toshiharu Nanba
  • Site Area

    6182.97 m2
  • Floor Area

    1F 402.50 m2, 2F 274.75 m2
  • Area

    677.25 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

© Yasuhiro Nukamura © Yasuhiro Nukamura © Yasuhiro Nukamura © Yasuhiro Nukamura +31

C House / ES-arch

01:00 - 4 May, 2012
C House / ES-arch, © Marcello Mariana
© Marcello Mariana
  • Architects

  • Location

    Madesimo, Italy
  • Architects in charge

    Enrico Scaramellini Architetto
  • Project Team

    Arch. Luca Trussoni, Arch. Vanessa Villa
  • Budget

    35.000 €
  • Area

    350.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

© Marcello Mariana © Marcello Mariana © Marcello Mariana © Marcello Mariana +17

House in Megurohoncho / TORAFU ARCHITECTS

01:00 - 4 May, 2012
House in Megurohoncho / TORAFU ARCHITECTS
  • Architects

  • Location

    Meguro, Tokyo, Japan
  • Structural Design

    OHNO-JAPAN
  • Facility Design

    MAXRAY (Lightings)
  • Production

    TSUKI-ZO
  • Site Area

    109.8 m2
  • Area

    123.7 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011

House in Megurohoncho / TORAFU ARCHITECTS House in Megurohoncho / TORAFU ARCHITECTS House in Megurohoncho / TORAFU ARCHITECTS House in Megurohoncho / TORAFU ARCHITECTS +18

Knoll Ridge Cafe / Harris Butt Architecture

01:00 - 4 May, 2012
Knoll Ridge Cafe / Harris Butt Architecture, © Sharon Mazey
© Sharon Mazey
  • Architects

  • Location

    Whakapapa Ski Field, Mt. Ruapehu, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
  • Architects in Charge

    Grant Harris
  • Design Team

    Grant Harris, Ian Butt, Kerry Reyburn, Ben Brown
  • Area

    1516.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

© Simon Devitt © Simon Devitt © Simon Devitt © Simon Devitt +34

House Roces / Govaert & Vanhoutte architectuurburo

01:00 - 4 May, 2012
House Roces / Govaert & Vanhoutte architectuurburo, © Tim Van de Velde
© Tim Van de Velde

© Tim Van de Velde © Tim Van de Velde © Tim Van de Velde © Tim Van de Velde +20

  • Structural Engineering

    Claeys Engineering Bvba
  • Contractor

    Eddy De Mey Oostende
  • Client

    Benny Govaert & Martine Neirynck

New Housing for Researcher Workers / Praksis Architects

23:00 - 3 May, 2012
Courtesy of Praksis Architects
Courtesy of Praksis Architects

Praksis Architects recently won the competition for new housing for researcher workers in the old Carlsberg city in Copenhagen. On the occasion of brewer JC Jacobsen’s 200 year anniversary, the Carlsberg Foundation in 2011 announced an invited competition. The building of approx. 13 mill. euro will be located next to JC Jacobsen’s garden and the listed buildings, the Hanging Gardens and Mineral Factory as neighbors. The building of approx. 3,200 m2 must have 6 floors and contain 22 various types of apartments. The ground floor will contain exhibition and shopping facilities. More images and project description after the break.

AD Round Up: Industrial Architecture Part IX

19:16 - 3 May, 2012

Design Icon: Michael Graves / Gary Nadeau

19:00 - 3 May, 2012

Our friends at Dwell have shared with us their short film featuring the legendary Michael Graves inside his beautiful Princeton home in which he created out of a disused warehouse. In the film, Graves shares the discoveries he made when renovating his house and thoughts about his career, his practice and universal design.

The film was directed and edited by Gary Nadeau. Continue after the break for the complete list of credits.

Cross # Towers / BIG

17:09 - 3 May, 2012
Courtesy of BIG
Courtesy of BIG

Danish architects BIG have just shared with us the Cross # Towers, their latest project in Seoul. BIG’s residential towers in the Yongsan International Business District revitalize the Han riverfront into a new commercial and residential center for the citizens of Seoul. More images and information after the break.

VINCI Partners International Headquarters / Richard Meier & Partners Architects

15:30 - 3 May, 2012
© Richard Meier & Partners
© Richard Meier & Partners

With Brazil at the center of such current worldwide attention, renowned architecture firms have been flocking to the country for work; partly to be associated with the upcoming 2014 World Cup and/or 2016 Summer Olympics, but also because Brazil’s current economy allows for booming architectural possibilities. The new Leblon Offices for VINCI Partners in Rio de Janeiro will be a historic first step for Richard Meier & Partners as their first architectural undertaking in South America, and it certainly lives up to the hype.

Winners announced for the National Mall Redesign Competition

15:00 - 3 May, 2012
OLIN & Weiss / Manfredi Via the Trust for the National Mall
OLIN & Weiss / Manfredi Via the Trust for the National Mall

After an intense and highly publicized competition, the Trust for the National Mall has announced the three winning teams selected to redesign the neglected sites of America’s front yard. As reported by the Washington Post, Rogers Marvel Architects & Peter Walker and Partners will redesign Constitution Gardens east of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, while Weiss/Manfredi & OLIN will bring new life to the Sylvan Theater, southeast of the Washington Monument. The Union Square will be forwarded to the Architect of the Capitol and transformed by Gustafson Guthrie Nichol & Davis Brody Bond.

Continue reading for more on the winning proposals.

Kitchen Makeover Tech Tool

14:30 - 3 May, 2012

If you want to update your kitchen with new appliances based on the price tags alone, you should resist the urge to make an impulse purchase. Not only can it be an expensive undertaking, but you’ll have to live with your decision for many years to come. Luckily, a new iPhone app launched by Jenn-Air called DesignVision provides you with the chance to visualize the kitchen of your dreams so you don’t leave the store stressing over whether you’ve made the right choice.The app, introduced at the Architectural Digest Home Design Show this past March, lets you see how Jenn-Air® luxury refrigerators, ovens, and range tops look in the kitchen you have right now – in other words, your kitchen, not the fake kitchen setup in the showroom. It works by using your iPhone to position a Jenn-Air® appliance over your old one to see how the upgrade can turn your kitchen from merely functional to fabulous. You can share the photos, too, if you want to get your family and friends can to share their input about your potential purchase.The app goes beyond just creating an image, however, by getting into the details. DesignVision lets you check out different finishes, get info about dimensions and specs, and even locate a showroom near you that carries the products of interest.Download DesignVision at the Apple App Store to start creating your beautiful new kitchen.

PUC Building: 525 Golden Gate / KMD Architects

13:00 - 3 May, 2012
Courtesy of KMD Architects
Courtesy of KMD Architects

The PUC Building on 525 Golden Gate Ave, home of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, could have been just another government administrative building.  But, the City and County of San Francisco, along with KMD Architects, embraced the design challenge of achieving LEED Silver status.  Now nearing completion, the building is expected to exceed LEED Platinum requirements and has been dubbed the greenest building of its kind.  The architects had humble goals for the architecture as well, which included creating an “urban room” among the civic buildings in the area, creating a healthy and pleasant environment in the interior workplace to promote performance, efficiency and comfort, and represent the best value possible for the city and county of San Francisco.

Architect Rem Koolhaas in The Simpsons

12:00 - 3 May, 2012
As seen in The Simpons, Season 23, Episode 19. April 29, 2012.
As seen in The Simpons, Season 23, Episode 19. April 29, 2012.

In The Simpsons last episode, Rem Koolhaas made a brief appearance where he is shown teaching to a group of students.

"Consumed" Architecture + Urbanism Symposium

11:00 - 3 May, 2012
Courtesy of Manchester School of Architecture
Courtesy of Manchester School of Architecture

Taking place May 3, the “Consumed” Architecture + Urbanism Symposium, put on my the University of Manchester’s School of Architecture, the event looks to explore the theme of consumption in the urban built environment through a selection of invited speakers from a variety of locations and professions. Current speakers include; Joseph Grima Editor of Domus Magazine, Mario Minale of Mario Minale Designers, Berndt Jespersen and Mette Skobjerg of Kalundborg Symbiosis, and Gavin Elliott of BDP is to Chair. More speakers are to be confirmed in coming weeks. The event is taking place in Manchester, at the International Anthony Burgess Foundation. For more information, please visit their website here.